2021 Audi A3 sedan is a muscly mild-hybrid – CNET

Antuan Goodwin 2020-04-21 03:00:01 www.cnet.com Meet the 2021 Audi A3 Sedan with its dramatically updated tech and muscular new design. Source Link

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Netflix prevents accidental skips with ‘Screen Lock’ on mobile

2020-04-21 01:01:02 www.engadget.com Netflix has rolled out a new feature that could be a godsend for those whose fingers seem to keep on hitting random buttons on their phones. Android users will start seeing a “Screen Lock” option at…

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Triton Model H is a Chevy Suburban-size EV with a claimed 700-mile range

Kyle Hyatt 2020-04-20 19:46:07 www.cnet.com The Triton Model H is an eight-passenger electric SUV and it's thicc. Triton So, say that I have a very specific need for a vehicle that's electric, can seat eight people and has 200…

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Spotify launches curated podcast playlists in a bid to make the platform a podcast tastemaker

Ashley Carman 2020-04-21 00:00:00 www.theverge.com Spotify’s officially trying to solve the podcast discovery problem while also trying to help podcasters reach new audiences. The company announced today that it’s rolling out three human-curated podcast playlists in six countries: the…

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James Gunn gifts us a new Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape

Jennifer Bisset 2020-04-20 20:46:00 www.cnet.com We are Groot. Marvel If you've danced like no one's watching to Guardians of the Galaxy's feel-good soundtrack, James Gunn has a gift. The director put together a hefty new Guardians playlist on Spotify…

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Ahead of WWDC, Apple Invites Some Developers to Attend Virtual Accessibility Session

Juli Clover 2020-04-20 23:05:51 www.macrumors.com Apple is inviting some developers to a special Accessibility session designed to teach them how iOS apps can take advantage of accessibility features built into the operating system, according to an email shared by…

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Super Mario Maker 2 adds World Maker mode for building entire games

Sam Byford 2020-04-20 22:29:02 www.theverge.com Nintendo has announced what it describes as the final update to Super Mario Maker 2, and it comes with a huge new feature: a World Maker mode that lets you design a map and…

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GeForce Now loses Microsoft, Warner Bros. games on April 24th

2020-04-20 21:39:22 www.engadget.com NVIDIA’s GeForce Now is still bleeding game support despite recent additions. The GPU maker has revealed that all titles from Warner Bros., Xbox Game Studios, Codemasters and Klei will lose support for the game streaming service…

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Twitter for Mac enables timeline streaming in latest update

2020-04-20 21:03:37 appleinsider.com   By AppleInsider Staff Monday, April 20, 2020, 06:03 pm PT (09:03 pm ET) Some six months after Twitter returned to Mac, the ubiquitous social media platform updated its Catalyst app to support timeline streaming, a…

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Uber argues ‘fraud’ absolves it from paying star engineer’s $179M fine to Google – TechCrunch

Kirsten Korosec 2020-04-20 17:10:58 feedproxy.google.com Uber argued in a recent court filing that former employee Anthony Levandowski committed fraud, an action that frees the company from any obligation to pay his legal bills, including a judgment ordering the star…

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Google’s Head of Quantum Computing Hardware Resigns

Tom Simonite 2020-04-20 20:03:45 www.wired.com In late October 2019, Google CEO Sundar Pichai likened the latest result from the company’s quantum computing hardware lab in Santa Barbara, California, to the Wright brothers’ first flight.One of the lab’s prototype processors…

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Panasonic’s S1H ‘Netflix’ camera will soon support Apple ProRes RAW

2020-04-20 20:00:24 www.engadget.com As it promised last September, Panasonic is ready to bring Apple ProRes RAW support to its cinema-centric S1H full-frame mirrorless camera. The firmware version 2.0, coming next month, will introduce support for 5.9K (5,888 x 3,312)…

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Nintendo accounts are getting hijacked—including one of ours

Sam Machkovech 2020-04-20 19:53:10 arstechnica.com Enlarge / It's-a me, your My Nintendo account's hijacker! (credit: Aurich Lawson / Nintendo) Throughout the month of April, and particularly this weekend, users of online Nintendo accounts on devices like the Switch have…

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Netflix adds a ‘screen lock’ feature to prevent accidental pauses

Taylor Lyles 2020-04-20 18:35:36 www.theverge.com It can be frustrating to accidentally tap a button and mess up playback when watching Netflix on your phone. Thankfully, Netflix is rolling out a new feature for Android devices that tries to prevent…

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Apple Watch is five years old this week

Eric Franklin 2020-04-20 18:14:00 www.cnet.com The Apple Watch has evolved dramatically in the last five years, but I bet you didn't even notice.  Angela Lang/CNET The Apple Watch debuted on April 24, 2015. While it never became the "iPhone…

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We may have seen two asteroids annihilate each other in another solar system

John Timmer 2020-04-20 19:16:33 arstechnica.com Enlarge / The incredible vanishing exoplanet—what models suggest we'd see as the debris of a collision diffuses away. We've not actually "seen" the vast majority of exoplanets we've found orbiting distant stars. Instead, their…

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Apple Music bested by Spotify, Pinterest in ‘brand intimacy’ study

2020-04-20 18:44:17 appleinsider.com   By Mikey Campbell Monday, April 20, 2020, 03:44 pm PT (06:44 pm ET) Marketing research firm MBLM in a "brand intimacy" study released month found Apple Music regained ground in the apps and social platforms…

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Oversight Board Calls Out Austin PD For Revamping Policies To Minimize Citizen Complaints

Tim Cushing 2020-04-20 18:43:12 www.techdirt.com from the [PD-divests-trustworthiness] dept The Austin (TX) police department barely avoided being hit with a DOJ consent decree a little over a decade ago. The sheer number of recommendations makes you wonder where the…

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NextView Ventures is launching a remote accelerator for startups – TechCrunch

Natasha Mascarenhas 2020-04-20 18:22:20 feedproxy.google.com Over the weekend, Silicon Valley leader Marc Andreessen broke his usual silence and gave some advice to Silicon Valley: It’s time to build. The famed investor urged CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors alike to welcome…

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Apple Shares New ‘Float’ iPad Pro Video Highlighting Magic Keyboard

Juli Clover 2020-04-20 15:15:25 www.macrumors.com Apple today shared a new ad called "Float," which highlights the new 2020 iPad Pro and its Magic Keyboard. The video features a colorful hummingbird flying around an equally colorful ‌iPad Pro‌ display with…

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Seagate reveals limited edition Cyberpunk 2077-themed Xbox Game Drive

2020-04-20 18:01:00 www.techspot.com In context: CD Projekt Red's upcoming sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has seen quite the marketing blitz lately, at least in the merchandise department. Though new information about the game itself has been scarce, several Cyberpunk 2077-branded…

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Hands-On With Logitech’s New Keyboard Case With Trackpad for iPad Air

Juli Clover 2020-04-20 17:32:05 www.macrumors.com When Apple debuted the new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad for the iPad Pro, Logitech also announced new keyboards with trackpads that take advantage of the trackpad functionality in iPadOS 13.4 but are designed for…

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Microsoft’s next Surface Go could up the screen size to 10.5 inches

2020-04-20 17:49:44 www.engadget.com More details of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Go sequel appear to have emerged, and they could be good news — if you’re not expecting a revolution. Windows Central sources claim that the tablet will share the familiar…

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Facebook Gaming Is Here—but Who Is It For?

Cecilia D'Anastasio 2020-04-20 17:32:04 www.wired.com For years, the words “ Facebook” and “gaming” were more likely to evoke memories of an aunt’s dusty Words With Friends invitation than anything else. And for years, Facebook has been on a journey…

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Unigine now has a Community Edition SDK that is free for small developers

2020-04-20 17:14:00 www.techspot.com Why it matters: If you are a hobbyist or a small game developer, you now have free access to the powerful Unigine 2 software development kit. The platform has been used mostly in the enterprise sector…

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Astronomers peer into an interstellar comet for the first time

Eric Berger 2020-04-20 17:04:00 arstechnica.com Enlarge / An image of interstellar comet  2I/Borisov, Comets are essentially time capsules. Most formed during the early days of our Solar System, amidst the disk of dust and gas around the Sun. The…

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GameClub Brings Popular RPG ‘Aralon: Sword and Shadow’ Back to App Store With Remastered Graphics

Juli Clover 2020-04-20 16:36:09 www.macrumors.com Subscription-based iOS gaming service GameClub last week brought popular open world RPG Aralon: Sword and Shadow back to the App Store, with better than ever graphics. For those unfamiliar with Aralon: Sword and Shadow,…

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GPD introduces the Win Max, the ‘world’s smallest handheld gaming laptop’

2020-04-20 16:36:00 www.techspot.com In context: Few companies are as well-known in the ultra-portable gaming device market as GPD. The Chinese company specializes in making the smallest gaming PCs it possibly can, such as the $650 GPD Win 2 or…

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HyperX’s latest gaming headphones feature 7.1 channel audio starting at $60

2020-04-20 15:48:31 www.engadget.com Besides 7.1 sound, the new Stinger models include the type of features you would expect from affordable, no-frills gaming headsets in 2020. Both weigh in at about 245 grams and feature 40mm drivers. You can also…

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